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Museum of Minneapolis at Northern Spark's Downtown Library Location (2nd floor) on June 15th and 16th, 2018.
Thank you for joining Museum of Minneapolis in exploring the festival theme of Commonality at Northern Spark's 2018 celebration!
Hundreds of people showed up and joined us in sharing their voice in our location on the second floor of the Downtown Library.
Thank you to all of the people that joined us at our maker stations: making protest signs and drawing childhood memories, sharing festival experiences in our oral history booth, and listening interviews with social justice warriors interviewed by 5th and 6th graders at Southside Family School.
Jaden Hansen leads curation for Museum of Minneapolis. Originally trained in historical societies, Jaden’s work has evolved to bring community stories to life by exploring the intersections of history, storytelling, and art. Jaden’s work focuses on acknowledging that many people express their stories, and our shared humanity, through art making and storytelling. Jaden works to put the community behind the canvas and leads art-making activities intended to empower as well as preserve. Jaden’s work was recently featured by the Incluseum.
Hector Chavarria is a performance artist/ playwright. He has been seen in various cabarets and social events throughout the Twin Cities. He has performed with 20% Theatre Company, Mixed Blood Theater, and The Walker Art Center. Through his art he hopes to promote social awareness for the Queer, Latinx experience.
Stephanie Windfedlt’s 5th and 6th grade writing class from Southside Family School, a social justice charter in South Minneapolis.